Special Education Teacher
Job Purpose Statement/s:
The Special Education Teacher for the SRC Program promotes and develops successful learning for students who are eligible for IDEA services, manages an assigned caseload, maintains regular communication with those students, their parents, and appropriate staff members and is responsible for development, revision and implementation of IEP’s. The SRC Classroom Teacher effectively supports the education of students who exhibit behavioral disorders and who are identified with emotional disturbance, as well as other exceptionalities. The qualified teacher will have a dual focus of self-regulation through the practice of mindfulness and reading intervention to ensure growing success academically, socially-emotionally and continued access to all other areas across the learning environment with the ultimate objective of full inclusion within the mainstream
A. Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree (Masters Preferred) in Special Education, equivalent experience and training;
B. A valid CT Teaching License
C. Experience and expertise in student behavior management and collaborative problem solving;
D. Ability to provide leadership to staff in areas of specialization;
E. Excellent interpersonal skills to consult effectively with teachers, administrators, and parents, in a variety of settings;
F. Very good command of oral and written English language and ability to present effectively to large groups;
G. Ability to write valid IEP’s and to follow IDEA and 504 procedures;
H. Valid Connecticut Driver’s license and reliable transportation for on the job travel;
I. Physical ability to train and/or assist staff in physical management of students in crisis;
J. Ability to effectively work and communicate with students, parents, and school personnel from diverse cultures or backgrounds in English, Spanish, or other languages related to the job is preferred
K. Maintain integrity of confidential information relating to students, staff, or district patrons;
L. The ability to work with professionally and lead a team of staff.
M. Knowledge of age appropriate teaching methods, state curriculum framework, education and special education law and appropriate instructional subjects. Knowledge of differentiating mainstream curriculum.
- Implement Behavioral and Functional Assessments for students as well as progress monitoring with strong data collection and data-driven decision skills.
C. Facilitate team processes including problem solving, pre-referral intervention, and IEP development for special needs students;
D. Provide support to staff in all areas related to emotional disturbance and behavior disorders and interventions;
E. Instruct and direct assigned instructional assistants to maximize delivery of instructional services;
F. Collects appropriate student performance data for determining the extent to which student IEP goals and objectives are achieved;
G. Teacher will seek out opportunities for professional development to enhance content knowledge and pedagogical skill.
Working Conditions: Per Contract with the Winchester Education Association.
Application Procedure: Apply Online Via our website: www.winchesterschools.org to applitracks Upload cover letter, resume, three recent reference letters, and certificate.